ESM Youth P4s team results
Today was the first day any of our P4 players got to play competitive hockey and they improved so much as the tournament went on!
The scores reflected this as despite losing their first few games, they then bagged a 1-1 draw vs Inverleith and went on to beat Watsonians Orange 2-1 and then ended the day with another win, beating Watsonians Pink 2-0.
A fantastic effort from our youngest players which bodes very well for the future of ESM youth hockey. Well done Isla, Amy, Patrick, Emily, Issy and super-sub Keira!
ESM Youth P6s Results
Our P6 team had an extremely successful tournament. Undefeated, they topped their pool convincingly, beating Carnegie, Inverleith, Watsonian’s blue and orange and drawing with Watsonian’s green. This booked them in a place in the final against Cala, who topped their group, though by a smaller points margin.
Despite playing extremely well in the final and creating many chances, it was a 0-0 deadlock at full-time. The match went into extra-time, golden goal and a player was taken off the pitch every minute until one team scored. Cala got the run of the luck and scored first, ending the game ESM 0-1 Cala.
A fantastic effort by all of our P6 players – well done Lucy, Brodie, Mairin, Owen, Matthew, Duncan, Poppy, Jake and Connie. Special mention to Duncan for his 7 goals!
ESM Youth P7s Results
Our P7 team opened with a tough starter against a strong home Watsonians side – an open game ended with Watsonians winning by the odd goal in 5.
Next up was a Borders team – Charlie got ESM into an early lead, but nerves crept in allowing the Borders to fight back, before ESM closed the game out 4-2. The team was gelling well now with tireless work from the Millies of the midfield, Colin and Katie at the back, Charlie upfront and Jenny, Liv and Emily did a great job of moving around the pitch.
The last group game was against the eventual winners – Cala. ESM played some of their best hockey of the group – a 3-0 loss wasn’t a fair reflection on the play.
The first knock out game against Inverleith was a close run thing – 1-1 at the end of normal time before suffering the agonies of a golden goal loss. ESM picked themselves up from the disappointment to round things off with a 1-0 victory against Borders ending the day with heads held high.
Many thanks to Pete, Ian, Ally, all the supporters and to hosts Watsonian’s for a great day.